I was tired of being single. All of my friends had paired up and I was left hanging. Like everybody else these days, I tried using the Internet to find other singles, but I never had any luck. Cruising for my ideal woman among a bunch of lonely hearts is like looking for a needle in a haystack. I needed another strategy.
我厌倦了单身生活 。我所有的朋友都出双入对，只有我被晾在一边 。这些天，我跟其他单身男女一样，努力在网上寻找其他单身人士，但我从来没有桃花运 。在一群孤独的人中寻找理想型无异于大海捞针 。我需要转变策略 。
I finally hit on a brilliant idea. I would find places where single women naturally congregate and simply show up. It may turn out to be a wild goose chase, but I was willing to give it a shot.
我终于想到一个好主意 。我会去那些单身女性常聚集的或者出现的场所蹲守 。虽然这法子可能徒劳无益，但我愿意“背水一战 。
That’s how I decided to take a jewelry-making class at the community center. I may not know much, but I do know that two things that naturally go together are women and jewelry.
所以我决定去社区中心上一门珠宝制作课 。虽然我对这方面知之甚少，但我知道女人和珠宝总是”形影不离“的 。
I got to the class a few minutes late so I could make a grand entrance. But when I walked in, I got the shock of my life. The room was full of single women all right, but not one of them was under the age of 70!
我上课迟到了几分钟，所以我大摇大摆地进入教室 。但是当我走进教室的时候，我震惊了 。教室里虽说都是单身女性，但没有一个年龄在70岁以下的!
They were definitely glad to see me. I even received a couple of invitations to dinner that day. But to be honest, that wasn’t the kind of dinner date I had been looking for!
她们见到我肯定高兴坏了 。那天我甚至还收到了几份晚餐邀约 。但说实话，那不是我一直梦寐以求的晚餐约会!
1.turn out 证明是
Cosgrave's forecast turned out to be quite wrong.
2.make a grand entrance 隆重登场
As the day of the party came near, Merlin began to think how to make a grand entrance at the party.
3.give it a shot 试一下
I think Amy and I can give it a shot.
4.looking for a needle in a haystack 大海捞针
Searching for one man in this big city is like looking for a needle in a haystack.